Quantcast
  1. Sign up now and join over 35,000 northwest gun owners. It's quick, easy, and 100% free!

Shooting range field trip.

Discussion in 'General Firearm Discussion' started by bnsaibum, Mar 20, 2014.

  1. bnsaibum

    bnsaibum Corvallis, OR Well-Known Member 2015 Volunteer

    Messages:
    880
    Likes Received:
    486
    Now THIS is a field trip! Bliss Ninnies use the newspeak terms of 'gun safety' that can mean anything but actual firearm safety practices. How much of a freak out and melt down would we hear from them if more schools did this? How much would I care about their freak out melt down? Learning actual safe practices and some history to boot. Nice!
    http://www.krdo.com/news/students-at-the-shooting-range-for-gun-safety/25055098
     
  2. Mikej

    Mikej Portland Gold Supporter Gold Supporter 2015 Volunteer 2016 Volunteer

    Messages:
    3,148
    Likes Received:
    3,045
    Wow, what a distance to shoot for first timers! Good for them, all schools should have an introduction to firearms/safety. My first time was at a two week Boy Scout summer camp in about 1969.

    It's hard to believe that they (The powers that be), allow such a thing in a state that went so gung ho for "Common Sense Gun Laws" after the theater shooting.
     
    Sgt Nambu likes this.
  3. Kimber Custom

    Kimber Custom Vancouver, WA Bronze Vendor Bronze Vendor

    Messages:
    1,789
    Likes Received:
    1,427
    The targets are @25m (82'). Then we use scaled targets to emulate a 20" target @100, 200, 300 and 400 yards. Even our youngest shooters are typically on paper at that range.

    If people really want firearms safety this needs to be the norm - not the exception.
     
    Throckmorton, Sgt Nambu and bnsaibum like this.
  4. bnsaibum

    bnsaibum Corvallis, OR Well-Known Member 2015 Volunteer

    Messages:
    880
    Likes Received:
    486
    This is real common sense, but getting the blathering Bliss Ninnies to see it is a daunting task.
     
    Sgt Nambu likes this.
  5. Hook686

    Hook686 Northern California Active Member

    Messages:
    660
    Likes Received:
    226
    Back in the 60's many California high schools had a shooting range in the school. It went along with the Junior ROTC program the high schools had back in the day. A lot has changed. I remember K rations had a small box of cigarettes in them also. Yup a lot has changed.
     
  6. Kimber Custom

    Kimber Custom Vancouver, WA Bronze Vendor Bronze Vendor

    Messages:
    1,789
    Likes Received:
    1,427
    bnsaibum likes this.
  7. bnsaibum

    bnsaibum Corvallis, OR Well-Known Member 2015 Volunteer

    Messages:
    880
    Likes Received:
    486
    What an awesome way to educate and I'll bet that anything learned will be remembered far longer than any equivalent that would have been presented in a standard school room setting. It will probably have more context and more personal meaning as well.
     
  8. Tony617

    Tony617 Washington State Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

    Messages:
    127
    Likes Received:
    36
    I got to shoot a single shot .22 rifle when I was attending summer school back in 1975 in San Jose, California. We sat in a classroom and learned basic firearm safety. Afterwards, each student in the class were each given an unloaded rifle and we rode in a school bus over to the national guard armory that had an indoor shooting range in it.

    The instructor controlled the ammo and we were given 10 rounds each. After we shot 10 rounds the instructor would walk down the line to be sure the bolts were open and no one was touching the rifles. We would change targets and then we were given another 10 rounds.

    Times have really changed.
     
    Last edited: Mar 28, 2014
    bnsaibum likes this.
  9. Sgt Nambu

    Sgt Nambu Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

    Messages:
    7,548
    Likes Received:
    10,537
    This is great! Lucky kids! My mom shot in her grade school class and the schools shooting club (1930's). She went on to become a champion small bore shot and helped teach me, starting at four years old, so that launched two shooters over a span of 80+ years! Wish every kid had this opportunity!

    BTW, take a kid shooting!
     
    bnsaibum likes this.
  10. bnsaibum

    bnsaibum Corvallis, OR Well-Known Member 2015 Volunteer

    Messages:
    880
    Likes Received:
    486
    The gun prohibitionists may have stepped in something they will find they don't like. They use terms like 'gun safety legislation' and fail to realize what the words actually mean. They want to think they mean more gun restrictions, but stories like the recent one in Colorado and those of Tony and Sgt are real firearm safety. Keep pressing what safe firearm practices are and what they entail and perhaps we can get back on track.
     
    Sgt Nambu likes this.
  11. bnsaibum

    bnsaibum Corvallis, OR Well-Known Member 2015 Volunteer

    Messages:
    880
    Likes Received:
    486